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Welcome to Church of the Palms

Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!


Thank You for Your Commitments

thankyou01"Thank You!" - to the 70+ people who have returned their commitments for 2015. The Ministry Teams, Finance Team, and Council will be using this information to finalize plans for 2015.

Follow-up letters will go out this coming week to those of you that we have not heard from. Additional commitment cards are available on the counter in the Narthex or via this link.

We don't want you to miss out on being part of the great work God is doing through Church the Palms.


November 23 Sermon Online

lifegenerosity01On November 23, Commitment Sunday, Pastor Pete Berntson concluded the series "Living a God-Pleasing Life." Listen now as Maggie Taylor reads 1 Chronicles 29:10-20, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Luke 19:1-10. Following Pastor Pete's message John and Pam McMullan share additional words on the focus of "Generosity is the Hallmark."

 Download or listen to this message online.

All of our messages are also available in iTunes.


BSA Troop 214 JARM Supply Roundup

jarm01The Boy Scouts of Troop 213 are building dog houses and collecting supplies for the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM for short.)

Our compassionate Scouts also became aware that due to vandalism at the rescue, basic supplies are critically needed, such as:
- Old towels and unfilled blankets
- Canned and dry dog/puppy food
- Canned and dry cat/kitten food
- Dog bones and treats
- Clorox bleach
- Blue Dawn dish detergent
- Cat liter


Sunday, November 30

followthestar01Sunday, December 30
Follow the Star: Hope
Mark 13:24-37

This Sunday, December 30, is the start of the church season called Advent. Advent is a time of waiting, yet a time to be marked by preparation with a sense of urgent anticipation, and by a longing for the fulfillment of what has been promised. Fulfilled once so long ago, and promised again in a future time yet known.


Hanging of the Greens, November 30

hangingofthegreens01Sunday, November 30, is the beginning of the Christian Year, and also the start of the holy season known as Advent. Advent is when we take the necessary time to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Messiah.  Our time of worship at 10:30 a.m. on November 30, the first Sunday of Advent, will help us remember this. 

As we start our series "Follow The Star!" we will recall the meaning and significance of the symbols common to this season of the year. Through the tradition of "Hanging of the Greens" we will slowly start the preparation of our Sanctuary as these symbols are brought in and placed.  Song, scripture, and brief explanations will aid us in our understanding. As the entire season of Advent is to be a time of preparation, the preparation of the Sanctuary will only start on this Sunday, but will then progress to completion each additional Sunday in Advent until we arrive at Christmas.

The Brothers! December 4

1corith01The Brothers! will  NOT meet on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27. They will resume on December 4 at 8 a.m. to continue their study of 1 Corinthians at Chapter 12.

First Corinthians is one of the gems of Christian literature.  It is one of the 7-9 books in the New Testament that most scholars agree was written by Apostle Paul.  

When the people in Corinth received this letter, it probably made them angry. That is because this letter deals with problems in the Corinthian church and some of those same people were the source of the problems.  This not unlike our situation today.  As we study this book, we will discover their problems are still with us today - either as exact copies or in modern equivalents!


Brothers Too!, December 6

brotherslogotoo01Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues December 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.

Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 20:27

Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.

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Advent Adventures


The season of Advent starts Sunday, November 30. Church of the Palms has numerous events that will help your prepare your heart and home for Christmas.  Download our Advent Adventures brochure and mark your calendar now.

Building Fund


Gratitude and thanks are extended to those who have already started making contributions to the Building Fund in support of Vision 2020.

Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.

If you wish to contribute, simply mark your gifts as going to the Building Fund.

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